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Soumik Sarkar is a photographer and creative writer from Kolkata, India.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Soumik. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I like to create photos. All my photoshoots are conceptual, be it Indian, western or fine art. I love to depict the human feelings and emotions through my photography.
Soumik, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
Photography is my passion. Not that I always had a DSLR, far from it. When I first sent my photos to a local exhibition, I didn't have any digital camera! At first, I started as a travel photographer, interested in landscape photography. Later I started conceptual model photo shoots and now I have fallen in love with it.
Who is your inspiration in life Soumik? How do you keep inspired?
I don't have any role model in my life (apart from my parents, of course) but I am grateful to all photographers who have helped me in my journey. I constantly motivate myself.
We all make mistakes Soumik, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There are many but right now I can't remember one.
Soumik, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I give the priority to the newcomers and those who are gentle and humble.
Please tell us Soumik, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
All the time lol!
Soumik, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
The questions are not very clear
Soumik please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Proudest moment for me? It's difficult to say and I always prefer not to be very proud. But two moments were very special in my life. 1. When my photos got accepted on a photography circuit and 2. When I got a publication in an international fine art photography magazine.
Soumik, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Some little magazines contacted me to make some artistic covers for their upcoming issues. I am mainly a photographer but after getting the opportunity I tried my hand at digital designing. The exciting part was, they liked all of them!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Stay true to yourself and be honest always. Believe in your potential and never lose hope whatever others may say.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am always looking for collaborations with creative people. Right now I am working in Kolkata, India. If any talent/brand/other creative people want to contact me feel free to leave me a mail or DM me on Instagram.
Now for the best part Soumik! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.